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5 Fabulous Beauty Benefits Of Lemon

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You know what they say about life giving you lemons? Yes, of course you can make lemonade. But what they didn’t tell you is that you should use them for your skin, nails and hair! Wait, what? Yes, it’s true. Lemons are a gift from nature that have several beauty benefits.

Frankly, sourcing exotic ingredients like kale and avocados can be a bit of a stretch. The humble lemon doesn’t require you to put in any such effort, or money. We list a bunch of ways you can use this cheery, yellow food to enhance your beauty.

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Nail It!

Are you even a beauty junkie if you’ve never Netflix and chilled with a lemon? Like when you use it around your nails? If you thought people who do that are crazy, you’ve another thing coming. Lemons are great nail strengtheners and just gently rubbing it on your nails will make them stronger, cleaner and smell nice.

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Lip Job

If you have dry, chapped lips, don’t rub lemon on them unless you want to scream in agony. But if your lips are looking like they could use a scrub, mix some olive oil, lemon and sugar to make a lip scrub, and exfoliate! Your lips will look and feel better.

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Blackheads Be Gone

The worst part of an otherwise relaxing facial is the extraction, where the beautician painfully removes blackheads. If you usually avoid facials because of this, lemons could come to the rescue. Apply the juice directly on the skin, leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and watch the blackheads disappear!

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Lighten Up!

There are some spots that stubbornly refuse to go away. Long after all the others have faded, these will hold on and continue to make their presence felt. Zap them away with lemons. Apply the juice on the spot, leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse. Repeat this for a few days till you see the spots fading.

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The Bright Side

You have your skin look perfect and bright all over, but the pigmentation on the elbows and knees simply won’t budge. If like me, elbows and knees are your trouble spots, reach out for a lemon. Squeeze the juice, apply liberally on these areas and then wait for it to dry out. Wash away. Use this regularly, and these pesky spots will also give in and get brighter!

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Mansi Shah is the resident humour writer and random conversation starter. Tends to laugh manically at puns. Deeply enjoys the blunt force of sarcasm. Preys on chauvinists and people with incorrect grammar. Hoards makeup and beauty products. Attacks Nutella with vigour.

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